Year 6 – Mrs Green
Another week has passed, and I hope it finds you all well. I also hope that you enjoyed the ‘Silly Sats’ that we gave you last week and that it made up for the disappointment of not actually being able to complete the tests.
This would have been the last week of our half term and even though SATs would have been done, we still have work to complete and High School to be ready for. I have attached some work for you to be getting on with this week. Please have a go, but don’t worry if there is anything you are unsure of – just do your best.
As an additional task, I would like you to start thinking about what questions you have about the high School you are going to in September. Make a list of these, prepare a document, jot them down in a notebook and keep them in a safe place. I will be looking at how we can help you prepare for high school in the next few weeks and these questions will be a good place for you to start.
Have a great week Year 6.
Well, this week would have been SATs week. I’m sure some of you are thrilled that the tests will not be going ahead, but I imagine there are some of you who are disappointed that all the hard work you’ve put in was for nothing. The truth is, it wasn’t for nothing. The SATs tests are not the be all and end all of your time at Ashton West End. Everything you have done, every step you have taken, every achievement you have made still matters. They are a testament to your determination and hard work – be proud of that.
Miss Taylor and I are incredibly proud of the progress you have all made and we know you would have done your very best this week. To that end, I have not put together the usual work pack. I have attached an image with some suggestions of things to do this week. I have also attached some ‘Silly SATs’ papers for you to either have a go at, or mark. These will be available in school as well, if you need a paper copy.
It may be that we see each other soon, but in the meantime, keep safe.
How are you all? I hope everyone is well. I am keeping well and busy and hope you are too.
I am not attaching links to websites this week, I think I have given you plenty over the past few weeks. Simply scroll down and find something that you haven’t tried yet. Instead, I have attached some documents to keep you busy. These booklets will also be available in the school office for those of you who can not print them out at home.
Remember that this Friday is the 75th Anniversary of VE day. Think back to our work on WW2 and imagine how amazing that would have been to the people of Britain, to the people of Europe, in 1945. What could you do to mark the occasion? There are activities on our website and plenty of ideas to be found on the internet. Many people may be planning isolation versions of street parties and these can be a great idea – just remember to stay safe. I know that it is Ramadan for some of you, so perhaps you can mark the occasion in other ways.
I will be contacting each of your families on a weekly basis for the foreseeable future and this is simply to make sure everyone is OK and has what they need to keep going at home. It was lovely to speak to some of you last week and I hope I can speak to a few more of you over the next few weeks. Remember school is only a click or a call away of you have any questions.
Stay Safe Y6
Hello again 6G,
As we enter week 6 of lock down, I hope I am finding you well. I am still here, working to find activities and resources that may help you with your home learning. There is plenty of work on this website to keep you busy for a long time, but I want to make sure you have a good variety and can find activities you can manage while at home. This week I am focusing on some of our foundation subjects: History, Geography and a little bit of French!
Remember that you can email me any work that you complete, and I will be happy to look over it. If you don’t want to do this, keep it all together as a reminder of how hard you have worked during this strange time.
Keep safe and I hope to be seeing you all soon.
As we are fast approaching the 75th anniversary of VE day, there are many activities available to commemorate this. These websites provide both KS1 and KS2 home learning activities.
VE day is an event within living memory, as it was 75 years ago. You may have a relative who lived through it. Could you interview them about this through a phone call, sending them some questions in the post, or even a video call? What questions would you ask?
In the summer term, we would have been learning about mountains. We would be finding out about the different types of mountains and how they are formed. Perhaps you could do some research into mountains and find some of this information for yourself. How might you present this information? Maybe you could find out about well-known world mountains, or what it is like to live on a mountain.
Here are some websites that may be useful.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z849q6f/articles/z4g3qp3 https://www.rgs.org/schools/teaching-resources/mountains,-volcanoes-and-earthquakes/ http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/mountains.htm https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/geography-topic
I thought it would be good for you to brush up on your language skills while at home. There are lots of resources online for supporting this, but here are a few.
I hope you have all enjoyed your Easter break. I purposefully didn’t send out any work updates during what would have been our holidays, but I hope you kept up with the different activities and ideas that I have already shared.
I’m sure many of you are getting to the end of the packs that we sent out and would like some ideas and inspiration for what to do next: so here you go!
Please follow the link below for online classrooms and activities for learning at home:
We are nearly at the end of our second week away from each other! I hope you have been keeping safe, healthy and busy. Don’t forget all the different links on this page and try to have a go at some of the different activities. My girls have particularly enjoyed the Joe Wicks PE, as it gets all of us up and moving in the morning (though I ached for the first few days).
As I find new resources, I will continue to add them to the page. Please try and look at the school’s Twitter page as well, I know it is updated with ideas and activities too. One of the things we have tried doing at our house is writing letters to family members we can’t see at this time. Perhaps you could send a card, letter or picture to someone who is on their own during this time – I’m sure they would love to receive them. Just remember to wash your hands and don’t lick the envelope!
We have also talked about the topics the girls were covering at school and started some mini projects. Perhaps you could do this based on our technology since WW2 topic? Or learn about the origins of Easter traditions?
Any work you complete feel free to send to me, either as photos or word documents, and I will have a look at them. Would you believe me if I said I was missing marking?
Just for fun, here is a little quiz for you. Can you name all the characters? Some are quite old, so there’s a bit of a History link there for you 😉.
Keep safe Year 6 and I hope to see you all soon.
I hope you are all keeping safe and well. It’s very strange not seeing you every day, but I am still here to help with your work and keep you busy while you are at home. I’ve put together a few websites and activities that you may find useful over the next few weeks. I also recommend you take a look at 6T’s page – Miss Taylor has found some fantastic online resources.
Take care of yourselves,
Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell has launched a digital hub with reading charity BookTrust:
BookTrust Home Time contains free books, videos, games, recipes, competitions and quizzes. A menu of ideas including activity sheets and live draw-alongs has been created by children’s authors and illustrators.
JK Rowling has allowed teachers (and librarians?) to video themselves reading Harry Potter books online:
National Literacy Trust Family Zone is a one-stop shop for families.
Drawing on both expertise and incredible partnerships with teachers, authors, publishers, educational organisations and corporates.
SLA is updating their list of resources.
Open University RfP ambassador’s list of online literacy resources.
Octopus is launching a Meet The Author series on Instagram. Twice a week an Octopus author—across all subjects, including cooking, health, mindfulness, fashion, design and gardening—will introduce themselves and their book, and answer five questions that they feel readers would most want to know.
BBC to offer pupils missing school daily TV tuition aimed at different key stages, including GCSE and A level.
Families and children can now easily discover a wide range of entertaining and educational shows and films, with the launch of a new children’s experience on BBC iPlayer, including older shows returning to iplayer.
NewsGuard has temporarily removed the paywall from its browser extension in order to make its anti-misinformation tool free to help address the urgent COVID-19 ‘infodemic.
A free audio story every day for the next 30 days, from David Walliams.
Sign Language tutorial videos from Exeter Deaf Academy.
DIY weather experiments and projects with the MET office.
Live lessons on a variety of subjects.
A variety of fun activities to do in your own home.
Audible are allowing free streaming of their children’s books while we’re away from school.
Joe Wicks is conducting PE sessions live at 9am, but these can be watched at any time.